Investigation of the binding of dioxin selective pentapeptides to a polyaniline matrix. Academic Article uri icon


  • Polyaniline in form of emeraldine salt and emeraldine base was used as a matrix to attach several labeled and non-labeled dioxin selective pentapeptides both directly to the polymer and using glutaraldehyde as a linker. The peptides have been selected as a model to study the binding process due to their smaller size, lower sensitivity to the environment and potential application as solid state extraction reagents for chlorinated toxins. The composition and the properties of the compounds were investigated by means of elemental analysis, XPS, FTIR, UV/vis, and fluorescence spectroscopy. The results have shown that 3.30-7.76% peptides were attached to the emeraldine base both with and without a linker. Glutaraldehyde and the peptides were connected to the matrix via chemical bond resulting in formation of compounds whit similar composition and stability in a broad pH range. The influence of the linker and the peptides on the electronic properties and composition of the polymer have been investigated by principal component analysis.

published proceedings

  • Synth Met

author list (cited authors)

  • Archibong, E., Wang, L., Ivanov, I., Lita, A., Redda, K., & Mateeva, N.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Archibong, Edikan||Wang, Ling||Ivanov, Ivan||Lita, Adrian||Redda, Kinfe||Mateeva, Nelly

publication date

  • January 1, 2012 11:11 AM